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The poems below were written by three students of Daraja Academy during a class taught by campus volunteer, Sue Whitmore. By Lavender Akinyi, Form 4   Lovely sisters, I stand with pride Showing the world the beautiful Young woman I have become Questions arise from corner to corner Mummers

Bay to Breakers: Kenya

By Chelsea Kincheloe     Last Sunday, 14 teams ran to support the Daraja girls in Bay to Breakers, a race in San Francisco. Meanwhile, the Daraja girls ran to support their own education on campus in Kenya. This is what happened: “Today, we ran for our education, may it mean something

Our Deepest Fear

By Chelsea Kincheloe Here at Daraja, the girls love to perform! Here, Edith Achieng (Form 4) performs Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson. This same poem is painted on the walls of the Daraja campus, and can be recited by almost every single Daraja girl. I saw Edith perform this poem at

She wants to be a WISH

One of the things that makes Daraja Academy unique is the WISH (Women of Integrity, Strength, and Hope) curriculum. This is a series of classes devoted to improving the girls’ self-esteem, self-reliance, and leadership skills. The Daraja girls take the classes for all four years of secondary school. Campus volunteer Gloria Diamond recounts her

A Day in the Life of a Daraja Girl

By Gloria Diamond Daraja girls are busy! From sunrise to sundown, their days are filled with classes, studying, and activities. As out amazing volunteer Gloria Diamond takes you through what a typical day looks like, ask yourself: do you have what it takes to be a Daraja girl? 6:00-6:45- Sport (Tuesdays/Thursdays) It’s tough - I’ve done

Getting to Know Daraja’s Neighbors

By Gloria Diamond Daraja is all about community. Daraja girls undertake 30 hours of community service a year, and are leading examples of girls who have become empowered through education. Volunteering at Daraja will introduce you to a network of non-profits serving the local community. Here are four of our favorites: (A

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